UMass Amherst has a number of faculty experts who have agreed to be available to reporters as expert sources for stories.
A sampling of our experts by topic area
M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage, and is interviewed frequently in media coverage of gay marriage efforts both domestically and internationally.
Co-author of the famous report on global warming that popularized the “hockey stick” temperature graph, Bradley found himself the target of climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists during the “Climategate controversy” of 2009..
Branch has a background in corporate finance, financial institutions, futures markets, bankruptcies, strategic planning, and industrial organization.
Dube’s research focuses on labor economics, health economics, public finance, and political economy, particularly based around minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform and the economics of conflict.
Feldman is one of America’s preeminent experts on lying, including self-presentation in adults and children, nonverbal behavior and verbal deception, how people lie strategically in social interactions, and the consequences of deception.
Folbre's research focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular focus on the work of caring for others. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and she has consulted for the United Nations Human Development Office, the World Bank and other organizations.
Goldman is one of the nation's top experts on the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, and is a frequent source for news media covering issues surrounding the judiciary.
Lundquist has conducted extensive research on various aspects of relationships, marriage and divorce, including the effects caused by race, ethnicity and gender.
Masteralexis's research and teaching interests are in sport law and labor relations in the sport industry. She is the lead editor of Principles and Practice of Sport Management, one of the most widely-used sports management text books in the country.
Mednicoff’s areas of expertise include Middle Eastern law and politics, international law, human rights, globalization studies and comparative public policy. He has appeared frequently on international television news broadcasts and in print coverage of Middle Eastern and North African issues.